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Is there any over-the-counter medication for a rash appeared above the upper lip after waxing?

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Dr. Kakkar S.


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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: On January 17, I had the top of my lips, the side of my mouth, and my chin waxed to remove hairs, in a new place (I do this every 6-8 mons.). The next day, I noticed in the morning that I had a rash in that location, especially above my upper lip line extending on both sides down to the corners, left and right, of my lips. It is now about 3 days later and it is still there. Is there something I should be doing? Some over the counter help I can seek? [At present, I have no such rash on my chin, that was also waxed]
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 59 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Use cortisone cream.

Detailed Answer:


I have noted your concern.

Perhaps it is a wax burn.

I suggest you to apply a topical steroid e.g cortisone cream, twice daily. Cortisone cream is available over the counter.

Thank you.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 10 hours later
Thank you Dr. Kakkar!
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Thank you for writing to us.

Detailed Answer:


You are welcome.

Take care.

Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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